Ford escape done with brother’s Navigator as decoy
GRAVENHURST — It was a Ford escape.
Rob Ford’s Caddy has left the building.
And it typically dramatic fashion, as befitting the saga.
With his brother Randy Ford’s Lincoln Navigator parked in a nearby lot as a decoy for the media camped out, an unknown driver walked into Northland Town, got in the big black Escalade and drove off behind tinted windows as cameramen rushed for the money shot of it as it headed south on Bethune Drive to unknown destinations.
It either went south on Hwy. 11 back to Toronto, or out to Bala where Ford is in rehab. There were no other reported citizen sightings.
It happed just after 4 p.m. Tuesday, seven full days to the hour that Lee Anne McRobb was charged with impaired driving while behind the wheel at the Glen Orchard general store intersection Tuesday, May 20 at 3 p.m.
While reporters were checking out the Navigator, the person who picked up the Caddy showed Northland Towing the ownership, paid the $350 storage fee and drove off.
Northland owner Bob Hoolans wouldn’t say who picked it up or how the mysterious missing licence plates returned to the bumper.
But that’s not the end of the story that has captivated locals and readers abroad.
Ford remains in rehab at GreenStone in Bala and his “friiend” McRobb is due in court in Bracebridge June 17 to answer the impaired charge.
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